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Re: Tayto Park

by hamcake » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:09 am

dantheman wrote:The new water ride set to open later this year in Tayto Park could be called 'Viking Voyage', according to the document on the parks website below.

http://www.taytopark.ie/uploads/inner_page/Sec-School-Broch-2017.pdf#page=4


The planning permission is a Hopkin's flume, an interview mentions a "ride from Interlink" and the stock picture is an Intamin spillwater.

They are so weirdly relaxed with promotion, guess the market here doesn't need to be hyped up a year in advance. Kinda wish we knew what was coming though :D
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by dantheman » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:19 am

Tayto Park have released lots of new photos on the new log flume set to open later this year. It is set to be part of a brand viking themed area of the park. The log flume will have 3 drops, one of which is backwards.

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While the flume itself is quite impressive, what surprises me the most is the amount of theming! Its incredible how such a small park like this can produce some high quality theming. Here's a few details from the Tayto Park website:

Construction is well under way at Tayto Park for the exciting new Viking-themed flume ride that will open at Irelands favourite theme park and zoo, this June.

With 1.7 million litres of water, a Viking village, 5 replica Viking ships and 20 life size Vikings, families can expect to feel the splash on the latest addition to Ireland’s favourite theme park and zoo. Over 10,000 tonnes of concrete and 500 tonnes of steel have gone into the construction of the ride so far, with staff learning and using building methods from the Viking age to create a truly authentic experience.

Some interesting Viking Voyage facts:
· Tayto Park have used Viking experts from Sweden and theming contractors who have worked in major worldwide theme parks and film sets including Disneyland and Game of Thrones.
· The construction team used Viking building methods including wattle fencing, Viking ships, currachs and thatch built in the methods from 1000 years ago.
· Over 60,000 man hours when complete.
· 1.7 million litres of water will be used to fill it once complete and over 5000 bundles of straw.
· They are building one of only a couple of round towers to be constructed in Ireland in the last 900 years.
· Over 5000 trees will be planted to recreate the Irish landscape from 1000 years ago.
· There will be a man-made mountain sits 60ft above the ride and the boats pass through it 3 times.

Tayto Park is now open to the public just in time for Easter. The Viking Voyage at the Park will open during June 2017.


All photos are from the Tayto Park website.
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by Chris » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:21 pm

Anyone know who the manufacturer is?
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by NemesisRider » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Baffles wrote:Anyone know who the manufacturer is?

Apparently a company called Interlink. They're supposedly a France/UK based water ride specialist. They have installed flumes at parks such as Daftö Resort in Sweden and Euro Park in France (such relevant parks, I know).
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Re: Tayto Park

by OhShambhala » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:42 pm

Merlin really could do with a similar flume ride at a certain place in the midlands ;)

I'm guessing the ride hasn't cost that much because if a park the size of Tayto can afford it, so can towers, it's really missing a good water ride and they could also incorporate the system into a darkride.
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by Ryan.B » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:14 am

Remember how much money the company that owns tayto has though. In reality, Merlin and Tayto are similar. Both monopolise their countries (Ireland and UK). The difference is Tayto are doing it right, look at how much effort is going into it. Won't be too long until people head over to Ireland for Tayto purely alone. (There's to be a €18M investment either 2018 or 2019) and from what I've heard, they were looking at Mack Mega, B&M floorless or an RMC. Whether anything has gone in to planning permission for whatever it is, I don't know, but considering the fact they seem to open their big attractions in June onwards, it could still be a 2018 opening. Anyone else know anything?
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by Burniel » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:44 pm

Well, if we look at Cú Chulainn, construction started in August 2014 (with planning permission presumably going in a little while before) and it was formally announced in February 2015, in time for a June opening. With that in mind, 2018 seems theoretically possible, provided we see planning permission go in soon.

I wouldn't have thought the park will want to give any public announcements before the new water ride has fully settled though.
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by hamcake » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:19 pm

In the marketing for this ride they mentioned that €17.5m was set for next years investment which is obviously quite a considerable amount.

If it isn't a coaster I wonder what it could be? They talked about wanting to build a hotel within a few years, that'd be some hotel though.
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by Ryan.B » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:29 pm

From what I've heard they were looking at B&M or Mack coasters. The summer openings are slightly annoying though :lol
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by Danny » Tue May 16, 2017 8:21 am

If they received any of the above I would definitely be making a trip over there purely for Tayto Park! Give me an excuse to visit the family :lol
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by Ryan.B » Tue May 16, 2017 6:16 pm

That's my excuse for a 'family reunion' with family I've never actually met, don't know when viking voyage is going to open though, looks fantastic. If Merlin could do that quality it would be great!
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